ℹ️ Post types for themes

Micro.blog uses the “type” front matter field to distinguish different types of pages when processing your blog with Hugo. The following types are currently used by the core platform, and others can be added by plug-ins:

  • post: normal microblog posts and full-length blog posts
  • archive: the /archive page
  • photos: the /photos page
  • redirect: a page that redirects somewhere else (these pages will also have a redirect URL field)
  • reply: a reply to another post
  • transcript: a podcast transcription page

Custom themes should never just show all Hugo pages without filtering by type, to avoid mixing in pages that weren’t intended to be shown publicly along with an index of blog posts, for example.